"Other People's Money," is
a story of '80s-style
corporate greed in a David versus Goliath-like tale. New
England Wire and Cable is the unsteady holding of an otherwise
profitable enterprise under siege by a corporate raider. Lawrence Garfinkle, the raider, is not only
sexist, but a glutton for doughnuts. He intends to plunder the assets
of the business and then shut it down.
Andrew Jorgensen, the principal of New England Wire and Cable,
works with a
managerial sidekick, William Coles, and Bea, a longtime lover
and secretary. They discover that their corner-store business ethic is
outmoded in the modern era and its "Gordon Gartrel/Greed Is Good"
Instead of lying down and letting the takeover happen, they opt
to call in Bea's daughter, Kate Sullivan, an attractive
young attorney, who is not above sexual politicking and muckraking
As the fate of 1,200 factory workers and the old-fashioned way of
doing business hangs in the balance, audience members see firsthand
the struggle between loyalty and personal values.
Tickets are $7 for adults, and $5 for students with ID, children and seniors. Call 217-732-3155,
ext. 280, to purchase tickets.
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